Based on characters created by Paula Milne Clive Owen returns to MYSTERY! as D.C.I. Ross Tanner, the hard-driving murder investigator afflicted with an incurable eye disease called AZOOR. Tanner's boss, Superintendent Lawson (Thomas Wheatley), little suspects that the man he just named to head the elite Special Murder Unit is going blind. The mystery is how long Tanner can keep it secret and how long he can keep solving crimes that not even the fully-sighted can fathom. Joining Tanner are D.I. Catherine Tully (Claire Skinner), D.S. Doug "Elvis" Pewsey.
Originally aired Thursday, April 5, 2001, at 9 p.m.
Encore presentation October 9, 2001, at 10 p.m
Maverick detective Ross Tanner (Clive Owen) is called in to investigate the brutal murder of nineteen-year-old Matthew Bendrix (Tom Mullion), a college student found beaten to death just yards from his family home. Tanner is also forced to accept as his partner on the case Detective Inspector Catherine Tully (Claire Skinner), an ambitious young officer with a spotty past-and the terrifying news that his recent bouts with blurred vision are symptomatic of a much more serious condition: He's losing his sight.
Originally aired Thursday, April 12, 2001, at 9 p.m.
Encore presentation October 16, 2001, at 10 p.m
That something is not right in the Bendrix household is clear: Why would a dying Matthew (Tom Mullion) crawl away from his family home, rather than toward it for help? Tanner (Clive Owen) and company comb a list of suspects that includes Bendrix's doting mother, Judith (Phoebe Nicholls); wealthy stepfather, Adam (Stuart Wilson); Adam's twin brother Jack Kenworthy (Wilson); and Tracy Villiers (Louise Atkins), the family's nanny, with whom Matthew was having an affair.
Hide and Seek
Thursday, April 5, 2001, at 9 p.m.
Tanner's (Clive Owen) secret affair with D.I. Tully (Claire Skinner) breaks up when she goes behind his back to nail a suspect in the unsolved murder of Vicky Ingham (Helen Hathorn), a famous violinist. The performer was found beaten to death, the only witness her nine-year-old son who is too traumatized to talk. The victim's ex, her lover, her lover's wife, even her parents: all are suspects.
Thursday, April 12, 2001, at 9 p.m.
Tanner (Clive Owen) loses his lover and surrogate eyes when Tully (Claire Skinner) leaves, replaced by the ambitious D.I. Boyd (Mark Bazeley). Focusing on the victim's son as the key to the unsolved murder, Tanner has a duplicate of the crime scene built to stimulate the boy's memory. Fellow cops think Tanner is crazy, but the strategy pays off.
Originally aired Thursday, April 26, 2001, at 9 p.m.
Encore presentation Thursday, October 23, 2001, at 10 p.m
Tanner (Clive Owen) finds himself going head-to-head with Lord Bruce Roddam (Michael Kitchen), whose daughter, Kerry Ann (Josephine Butler), wakes up just days before her wedding covered in the blood of her murdered fiancé-with no memory of the crime.
Originally aired Thursday, May 3, 2001, at 9 p.m.
Encore presentation Thursday, October 30, 2001, at 9 p.m.
Kerry Ann Roddam (Josephine Butler) checks into a sleep clinic to prove that if she did kill her fiancé, it was an unconscious act. As she begins to sleep walk, Tanner (Clive Owen) follows her into the night and onto a limb, hampered by his failing vision. Earlier, D.I. Boyd (Mark Bazeley) confronts Tanner over his frequent stumbles, but thinks it's a drinking problem.
Kingdom of the Blind
Originally aired Thursday, May 10, 2001, at 9 p.m.
Encore presentation Thursday, November 6, 2001, at 10 p.m.
Black youth leader Ben Harris (Nicholas Pinnock) is killed in what seems to be a hate crime. But blind, ex-gangster Harold King (Peter Vaughan) tips off Tanner (Clive Owen) that it was drug-related. Tanner is following up this lead when his young son, Sam (Benjamin Smith), disappears.
Originally aired Thursday, May 17, 2001, at 9 p.m.
Encore presentation Thursday, November 13, 2001, at 10 p.m.
Tanner's (Clive Owen) son turns up with King (Peter Vaughan), who continues to haunt the Harris murder investigation. King, who is blind, senses Tanner's own vision problem. Meanwhile, the unit is pursuing one blind alley after another, until the source of misinformation reveals itself.
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